Being discriminated against in the workplace is never acceptable. In fact, there are strict federal laws that prevent workplace discrimination.
The following five federal laws protect people with disabilities from experiencing workplace discrimination, including during the application process:
Unfortunately, workplace discrimination against people with disabilities still occurs in this country. The following are three important statistics about workplace discrimination against individuals with disabilities that you should know about:
Only surpassed by “other disability,” retaliation is the second-most common reason why people with disabilities file workplace discrimination lawsuits. This makes up over 28% of all ADA charges filed across the country.
This means that employee terminations are the most prevalent issue among disabled individuals in the workplace. These terminations account for nearly 60% of the most common issues cited on ADA charges.
After discharge, the following four issues are the most common, but there are many other issues that are also reported annually:
From 2008 to 2014, the number of ADA charges filed annually stayed about the same. In 2008, there were a total of 33,548 charges filed. By 2014, the total number of charges filed was 38,691.
While there has been a slight increase in the number of charges filed over time, the number has not grown significantly enough to cause serious concern.
If you’ve suffered workplace discrimination, we want to help you learn what your options are going forward.